flau·​tist ˈflȯ-tist How to pronounce flautist (audio) ˈflau̇- How to pronounce flautist (audio)

Examples of flautist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Composer Laura Karpman, whose credits include music for The Marvels and Lovecraft Country, developed a loose and occasionally tense jazz score for the motion picture in collaboration with pianist Patrice Rushen and flautist Elena Pinderhughes. Allison Hussey, Pitchfork, 15 Dec. 2023 The song is constructed from an array of clips, including old Usher performance footage, a gospel choir, a marching band, fan home videos, a busking flautist, a small string section, and a group beatboxing at a diner table. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 12 Jan. 2024 New Blue Sun is a surprise album in more ways than one: In place of beats, bars, and singing, the 87-minute record presents André the flautist. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 14 Nov. 2023 Benjamin is not a virtuosic flautist, and he’s described the album as a document of discovery. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 Alongside Stan Getz, flautist Mann helped bring Brazilian bossa nova to a curious American mainstream with this cover of the standard by Antônio Carlos Jobim. August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 André 3000 is far from alone in his love for the flute — the delicate instrument has had some heavy-hitter moments in rock ‘n’ roll (jazz and classical recordings more regularly feature flautists and are not included here). August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 Activism was something Zack Rosen shared with Brian Jackson, keyboardist and flautist for Gil Scott-Heron, and bassist Devin Hoff, both of whom appear on SYZYGY. James Reich, SPIN, 8 June 2023 Littlejohn’s performance as flautist, percussionist, and narrator was compelling. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2023

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Word History


Italian flautista, from flauto flute, from Old Occitan flaut

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flautist was in 1860

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“Flautist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flautist. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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